Post-injury Care and Recovery Tools

The Post-injury Care and Recovery (PICAR) team has developed evidence-based tools and online resources, including a website, for parents and healthcare providers on emotional recovery after a traumatic event. Parents and pediatric health care providers have been involved in the development of these materials at every step of the way to ensure they are clear and useful for parents and families.

For Parents

AfterTheInjury.org
The Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP spent a decade creating this award-winning site to help parents understand their children's emotional reactions to injury. AfterTheInjury gives parents the tools they need to help their child with full emotional recovery after an injury.

Parent Tip Sheets
The experts behind AfterTheInjury.org and HealthCareToolbox.org have developed printable parents and child tip sheets that provide basic information on positive recovery, self-care, and common reactions to injury. Most are available in both English and Spanish.

  • After the Injury (Después de la lesion):
    Helping My Child Cope (Cómo ayudar a mi hijo a sobrellevar la situación)
          English
          En Español
    Tips for Kids
          English
    Helping Myself Cope
          English
  • At the Hospital (En el hospital):
    Helping My Child Cope (Cómo ayudar a mi hijo a sobrellevar la situación)
          English
          En Español
    Helping My Teen Cope (Cómo ayudar a mi adolescente a sobrellevar la situación)
          English
          En Español
  • After the Hospital (Después del hospital):
    Helping My Child Cope(Cómo ayudar a mi hijo a sobrellevar la situación)
          English
          En Español

For Healthcare Providers

As Healthcare providers, you can help parents help their children recover from an injury. In addition to sharing your knowledge about traumatic stress reactions with parents, let them know about www.AfterTheInjury.org. You also may want to download helpful patient care tools such as an information prescription, a sample discharge letter, and patient handouts:

For more information and training tools for pediatric healt care providers, please visit Health Care Toolbox: Your Guide to Helping Children Cope with Illness and Injury at www.HealthCareToolbox.org.